~ By Janet Lawrence ~ Patrick Lynch lies on an examining table, squirming in pain. Kunal Kalra, a doctor at the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries, has just plunged a 4-inch-long needle into Lynch’s swollen left quadriceps. Moments before, Kalra had examined the partly-healed incisions on Lynch’s knee. The marks [...]
Arts & Culture
The headquarters of one of the longest-running independent record labels in America– and certainly the longest in its genre – is hidden in a squat orange warehouse on Fourth Avenue at First Street in Gowanus. The graffiti-scrawled space houses Projekt Records, run by Sam Rosenthal since he founded the brand in 1983.
~By Jordan Shakeshaft~ In preparation for the this year’s Academy Awards, celebrity stylists like Rachel Zoe scrambled to dress their A-List clients despite the so-called recession-induced “dress drought.” It seemed that designers were producing far fewer of the red carpet dress contenders—because they were just that—mere contenders. Why invest the [...]
On the corner of East 161st Street and Sheridan Avenue, Abdur-Rahman’s “Heavenly Delights” cart has been providing customers a lunchtime of expected uncertainty for nearly 15 years. They are lured to the “Jamaican fusion” cart for homemade offerings that are unusual for street vendors. Without ever knowing what will be on her menu, the hungry line up each weekday to eat.
The band is Storyship, a four-man ensemble that takes Beatles tunes, Radiohead jams and the best of E.L.O., among others, strips out the electricity and plays the results for donations and CD sales in New York City, often down in subway stations.
Back in 1967, Craig Rodwell could find only 25 books that could be considered gay or lesbian literature. But he put them on a shelf in Greenwich Village and opened the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookshop – America’s first and best-known gay and lesbian bookstore.